On this day 1 year ago THIS happened!

2016-09-19 21:08
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Cape Town - On this day, September 19, 2015, Springbok rugby plummeted to its lowest point - ever.

How well do you remember what took place at the Brighton Community Stadium 365 days ago?

As it happened: South Africa v Japan

In not only the great Rugby World Cup shock ever, but the biggest upset in rugby union history, the two-time World Cup-winning Springboks crashed to a 34-32 defeat to minnows Japan.

Eddie Jones was left smiling, Heyneke Meyer, not so much...

Following that fateful day, the Boks went on to lose to the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-finals, to Ireland at home for the first time ever in June of this year, and to Argentina (for the first time ever in Argentina) and the Wallabies and All Blacks in this year's Rugby Championship.

Fast forward 12 months, is Springbok rugby in a better space?

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